Business Design Centre
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH, UK

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Event Date Tue Sep 21 BST - Wed Sep 22 BST (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Sep 21 12:00pm - Wed Sep 22 12:00pm
Location Business Design Centre
52 Upper St, London N1 0QH, UK
Region EMEA

Connected Britain will arrive at London’s Business Design Centre.

Over the past 7 years, #ConnectedBritain has solidified itself as the UK’s number 1 event to understand the technology, regulation and investment environment for the rollout of next generation broadband, as well as to meet with all the leaders in the space.

2021 will see further evolution of the content to explore in more depth how next generation broadband technologies, especially fibre and 5G, are enabling an economic revolution in the UK.


2021 Speakers

Jimmy Acton
CTO, The 4th Utility

Matt Agar
Strategy Director, Building Digital UK, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Fiona Aldridge
Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute

Redouane Ali
Consultant, Cartesian

Chris Allen
Product Manager, Vodafone Business

Ramesh Arasaradnam OBE
Professor, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust

Paul Armstrong
Head of Digital Innovation, North Tyneside Council

Kieran Arnold
Director of Ubiquitous Connectivity, Satellite Applications Catapult

Ste Ashton
Broadband, 5G and Connectivity Manager, Worcestershire CC

Peter Asman
Managing Director for Public Sector & Enterprise, Neos Networks

Matt Bateman
Director, Infrastructure Development, Openreach

Daren Baythorpe
Chief Executive Officer, ITS Technology Group Ltd

Iqbal Bedi
Director & Founder, Intelligens Consulting

Jo Bertram, MD
Business, O2 Telefonica

Dave Biggs
Head of Mobile Innovation labs, Bt

Alex Blowers
Chair, INCA & Director of Regulatory Affairs, CityFibre

Ian Bouquet-Taylor
Operations Director, AE Aerospace

Dean Bubley
Founder, Disruptive Analysis

Charles Cameron
Partner, Cameron Barney LLP

Somesh Chandra
Chief Health Officer - European Markets, AXA

Holly Chate
COO, FutureDotNow

Chris Cheeseman
Group Head of Spectrum Policy, BT

Catherine Colloms
MD Corporate Affairs & Brand, Openreach

Deborah Colville
City Innovation Manager, Belfast City Council

Ian Corden
Director, Plum Consulting

Michael Dargue
VP, Cartesian

Andrew Dickinson
Chief Executive Officer, Jola

Nick Dunn
Chief Financial Officer, CityFibre

Gareth Elliott
Head of Policy and Communications, Mobile UK

Jessica Ellis
Head of Programme, 5G Testbeds, Department for Digital,Culture, Media & Sport

Lloyd Felton
Chief Executive Officer, County Broadband Ltd

Paul Finnis
Chief Executive, Learning Foundation

Jaume Fornos
Principal Consultant, Strategy, Cartesian

Steve Foxley
Chief Executive Officer, University Of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Chris Fraser
Managing Director, Aspire Technology Solutions

James Fredrickson
Head of Policy and Regulation, Gigaclear Ltd

Lindsey Fussell
Group Director, Networks and Communications, Ofcom

Hector Gibson Fleming
Managing Director, Wessex Internet

Terri-Ann Grant
Director of Network Design & Operations, Jurassic Fibre

Paul Hadley
Programme Manager, Ford Motor Company

Jon Hall
Senior Lecturer, The Open University

Rob Hamlin
Chief Commercial Officer & Sustainability Champion, CityFibre

David Happy
Chair, UK Telecom Data Task-Force

David Hardman
Managing Director, Bruntwood SciTech - Birmingham

Tristia Harrison
Chief Executive Officer, TalkTalk

Clive Hickman
Chief Executive Officer, Manufacturing Technology Centre

Victoria Higgin
Chief Information Officer, Highways England

Simon Holden
Group Chief Operating Officer, CityFibre

Brian Holliday
Managing Director, Digital Industries, Siemens plc

Chris Holmes
Transport Programme Director, West Midlands 5G

Kirsty Innes
Director, Digital Government Unit, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Martin Jackson
Head Of IS Strategy, Architecture & Product Management, Northumbrian Water Group Plc

Rafael Jaron
Founder & CEO, Concept for Change

Danny Kelly
Head of Innovation, Vodafone Business

John Larkin
Managing Director, The Kenton Group

Jason Legget
Regional Partnership Director & City Manager, CityFibre

Steve Leighton
Chief Executive Officer, Voneus Limited

Paul Lennox
Director of Field Operations, CityFibre

Luis Lopez
Director, Competition and Regulation, Three UK

Graham Lunt
Head Of Connected Assets, Thames Water Limited

Michael Maltby
Chief Executive Officer, Jurassic Fibre

Philip Marnick
Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom

Daragh McDermott
MD, Channel Islands, JT Group Ltd

Pete McDougall
Head Of Barrier Busting Task Force, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Sean Mclachlan
Senior Director, Aviva Investors

Rob McNally
Head of City ICT Strategy and Solutions, Leeds City Digital Partnerships Team

Kim Mears
Managing Director, Strategic Infrastructure Development, Openreach

Raf Meersman
CEO, Comsof

Patrick Melia
Chief Executive Officer, Sunderland City Council

Greg Mesch
Chief Executive Officer, CityFibre

Adam Micklethwaite
Director Of Digital Social Inclusion, Good Things Foundation

Chris Millington
Managing Director, emporia telecom

Helen Milner
Chief Executive, Good Things Foundation

Clayton Nash
Strategy Director, CityFibre

Andy Nash
Commercial Development Director, CityFibre

Paul Norris
Executive Chair, Building Digital UK, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Paddy Paddison
Chief Technology Officer, Wildanet

Chris Pateman-Jones
CEO, Connected Kerb

Aidan Piper
Chief Executive Officer, Welcomm

Heath Pritchard
Head Of Major Projects - Geospatial Commission, Cabinet Office

Tom Riordan
Chief Executive Officer, Leeds City Council

Helen Roberts
Digital Delivery Director, DWP

Rich Robinson
MD, Grain Connect

Ben Roome
CEO, Shared Rural Network

Rob Searle
Head of 5G, O2 Telefonica

Clive Selley
Chief Executive Officer, Openreach

Mark Shurmer
MD Regulatory Affairs, Openreach

Rob Shuter
CEO, Enterprise, BT Group plc

Phil Siveter
Chief Executive Officer, UK&I, Nokia

Adrian Smith
Health & Social Care Lead, West Midlands 5G

Ian Smith
Programme Director, 5G Testbeds And Trials, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Amy Solder
Head of Adult Skills Innovation, Nesta

Gita Sorensen
Founder And Director, GOS Consulting

Mark Stansfeld
Chair, West Midlands 5G

Andy Starnes
Head Of City Development, CityFibre

Simon Stokes
Head of ISP Trading, CityFibre

Fredric Sundin
Head Of National Deployment And Infrastructure, Vodafone

Elson Sutanto
Principal Analyst, Juniper Research

Penny Syddall
Digital skills and adoption programme manager, Dorset Council

James Thomas
Director of Supply Chain, CityFibre

Andy Tiller
EVP, TM Forum

Dana Tobak
Chief Executive Officer, Hyperoptic

Sasho Veselinski
Chief Executive Officer, G.Network

John Vesey
Business Manager, Health, Satellite Applications Catapult

Matthew Walker
Director of Customer Delivery and Assurance, CityFibre

Simon Wall
Operations Director, Truespeed

Riccardo Weber
Manufacturing Project Manager, West Midlands 5G

Polly Weitzman
Senior General Counsel, CityFibre

Evan Wienburg
CEO, Truespeed

Jim Wilkinson
Digital Skills Partnership Coordinator, South East Local Enterprise Partnership

Gareth Williams
Chief Executive Officer, Gigaclear

Crissi Williams

Paul Wilson
Chief Business Officer, Connected Places Catapult

Andrew Wilson
Head Of Wholesale, CityFibre

Jeanie York
CTIO, Virgin Media

Paul Young
Director, Shared Rural Network

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Nokia

• Vorboss

• Adtran
• Calix
• City Fibre
• Hellermann Tyton
• VX Fiber

• Acome
• Emtelle
• Fibreplus
• Genexis
• Hexatronic
• Its
• Telenco UK
• Vitruvi
• Zayo

• Comsof
• Corning
• Duraline
• Flomatik
• GE
• HFCL Group
• The Kenton Group
• Linksys
• Neos Networks
• Netgem
• Openreach

• Cellnex